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Mayra Andrade: Navega

It is remarkable how many international musical influences Mayra Andrade has synthesized in so brief a time. The 23-year-old, though often referred to as Cape Verdean (and equally often cited as the heiress apparent to Cesaria Evora), has also lived in Cuba (where she was born), Senegal, Angola, Germany, Portugal and Paris, where she now resides. Exhibiting maturity well beyond her years, the assured newcomer employs all she’s absorbed to full advantage throughout her captivating debut.

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